Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful trail, well signed, pretty lake views, most scenic trail in Alabama

hiking
9 days ago

1 month ago

Enjoyed it immensely! Some tough spots, some easy spots, beautiful view of the lake!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Quiet with some awesome views of the lake.

2 months ago

Fantastic trail to train on or just enjoy Alabama's finest

backpacking
2 months ago

I took the 4 mile trail with my dog and it had some nice views. The terrain is moderate. Overall it's a nice trail for a day hike.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

nice trail. nothing spectacular but lots of neat stuff to look at.

3 months ago

This trail is a quick 30 minute drive from Auburn and is great for a quick day trip if you want a change from Chewacla. We took our dogs - the first half had plenty of shade and 2 inlets for them to swim in, but the second half goes back to the top of the ridge and gets more sunny and a little more difficult. So take plenty of water for yourself and the pups.

The main view from the top of the parking lot is beautiful, and the couple views of the lake are also nice. Otherwise, it's just a nice quiet hike in the woods.

About a half mile from the parking lot is where you run into the first inlet. It would actually be a great spot to take picnic, take kayaks out, and just hang out for a few hours.

This trail is also extremely well marked and has many emergency access trails.

4 months ago

If you are going to choose between this and the Deadening Alpine Trail, the Deadening is better

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail with some moderately steep sections to deal with (towards the end, you run perpendicular with the elevation making for a good leg workout). Good views and decent traffic on a Saturday afternoon. We did the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Loop Trail, and will be back soon for the others.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This was an awesome hike with beautiful views of the lake. Would love to go in early April to see all the azaleas blooming! Will do again!

hiking
4 months ago

Good first hike of the year!!

4 months ago

Great views of Beautiful Lake Martin.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

moderately challenging. beautiful scenery.